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The Sisters Brothers (2018)

Les frères Sisters (original title)
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In 1850s Oregon, the infamous duo of assassins, Eli Sisters (John C. Reilly) and Charlie Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix), chase a gold prospector and his unexpected ally.

Director:

Jacques Audiard

Writers:

Jacques Audiard (screenplay by), Thomas Bidegain (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John C. Reilly ... Eli Sisters
Joaquin Phoenix ... Charlie Sisters
Jake Gyllenhaal ... John Morris
Riz Ahmed ... Hermann Kermit Warm
Rebecca Root ... Mayfield
Allison Tolman ... Girl Mayfield Saloon
Rutger Hauer ... The Commodore
Carol Kane ... Mrs Sisters
Patrice Cossonneau Patrice Cossonneau ... Blount
Zac Abbott Zac Abbott ... Blount Guy Dying (as Zack Abbott)
David Gasman ... Relay Owner
Philip Rosch ... Storekeeper Pioneer Town 2
Creed Bratton ... Quarrel Saloon Guy Town 02
Lenuta Bala Lenuta Bala ... Woman with the Bortsch
Jochen Hägele ... Horse Dealer Town 03
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Storyline

Based on Patrick DeWitt's novel, This movie revolves around the colorfully named gold prospector Hermann Kermit Warm (Riz Ahmed), who's being pursued across one thousand miles of 1850s Oregon desert to San Francisco, California by the notorious assassins Eli Sisters (John C. Reilly) and Charlie Sisters (Joaquin Phoenix). Except Eli is having a personal crisis and beginning to doubt the longevity of his chosen career. And Hermann might have a better offer. Written by Polly_Kat

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Make a killing. Make a living. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Western

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence including disturbing images, language, and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

This movie was partially shot in Tabernas, Spain. Because of its similarities to North American deserts, it previously served as filming location for a large number of Western movies and series. Additional scenes were shot in Navarre and Aragon, Spain. See more »

Goofs

After Charlie Sisters visits the claims office in San Francisco, he tells Eli that the men they are looking for are at Folsom Lake on the American River. Folsom Lake didn't exist until Folsom Dam was built on the South Fork of the American River in 1955. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Charlie Sisters: [in the dark] Hey! This is the Sisters Brothers. The Commodore sent us. He knows you have Blount. Hand him over and the rest of you will live.
[gunfire]
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Referenced in Midnight Screenings: The Sisters Brothers (2018) See more »

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Surprisingly emotional - A tale of redemption and sacrifice.
10 March 2019 | by camillelyningramSee all my reviews

A surprising and beautiful combination of classic western themes with French twist. Profound. I started out feeling disinterested by the predictable characters and ended with tears and a smile. Stick with it; a truly great film.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

19 October 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Aragón, Spain See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$38,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$115,575, 23 September 2018

Gross USA:

$3,143,056

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,143,056
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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